Over weekend, 1 Laconia convenience store target of burglar(s) & another robbed by man on a bike

LACONIA — Police were kept busy this weekend by an attempted burglary at a Church Street convenience store early Sunday morning and the robbery of a different convenience store later that evening.

In the first matter, a police officer on routine patrol found a ladder leaned against the back wall of the Laconia Spa. The ladder was under a window that appeared to have been broken however no entry was made.

Lt. Matt Canfield said yesterday that a ladder was one of the items reported stolen from the Boy Scout shed located behind Holy Trinity Catholic School in a burglary investigated last week but police have not confirmed it's the same ladder used in the attempted burglary at the Laconia Spa. The school is located near the convenience store, on the opposite side of Church Street.

Police estimate the attempted burglary took place between 11:30 p.m. on Saturday until about 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

In the second matter, a lone, white male about 5-feet 7-inches tall wearing a mask and a gray and white stripped hoodie entered the Premium Mart on Court Street and demanded the cash.

Police said no threats were made and no weapons were shown. The said the robber fled on foot and was seen moments later on a black mountain bicycle.

There were witnesses and the store has video surveillance.

Police said they have no reason to think the two incidents are related.

If anyone has any information about either crime, they are asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.